World War II Veteran Honored with Bloomington Exhibit

By WEEK Reporter

November 11, 2010 Updated Nov 11, 2010 at 11:33 PM CDT

A special exhibit was revealed Thursday in honor of a Twin Cities World War Two veteran.

Belgian World War Two Historian Peter Loncke specializes in researching war pilots that crashed in his country.

His research led him to Robert Hall, a Normal native who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and flew bombing missions over Belgium.

In May of 1944, Hall's plane was shot down, and he became a Prisoner of War in Germany until the following year.

Thursday, Loncke revealed an exhibit honoring Hall's service in the war at the Prairie Aviation Museum.

Holly Hall-Schultz, Hall's daughter, says it's amazing what Loncke has revealed.

"Dad just did not ever talk about the war," said Hall's daughter. "You know, we knew about Antwerp, and we knew about Belgium, but for Peter to be as dedicated and devoted as he is, he's just the greatest."

You can learn all about Robert Hall by checking out the exhibit at the Prairie Aviation Museum in Bloomington.

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